An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal

And of the Territories Annexed to this Dominion by the House of Gorkha

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Language: English
Wordcount: 107,983 / 341 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.2
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Added to site: 2009.10.30
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Genres: History, Travel
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eir lands, or violate their customs. These Kirats are frequently mentioned in Hindu legend as occupying the country between Nepal and Madra, the ancient denomination in Hindu writings for the country which we call Bhotan.

Towards the west again, the country between Nepal and Kasmir, over which the present rulers of the former have far extended their dominion, in the ancient Hindu writings is called Khas, and its inhabitants Khasiyas. I am told, that, wherever mentioned in ancient records, like the Kirats, their neighbours to the west, the Khasiyas are considered as abominable and impure infidels.

CHAPTER FIRST.

OF THE TRIBES INHABITING THE TERRITORIES OF GORKHA.

Original Inhabitants.--Hindu Colonies, their period.--Brahmans, History.--Colony from Chitaur.--Colony of Asanti.--Success of Colonization in the West,--in the East.--Colony of Chaturbhuja.--Hindu Tribes east from the River Kali.--Language.--Brahmans, Diet, Festivals, Offspri

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